Published: Mon, October 15, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Major League Baseball postseason 2018: Red Sox making another big bet on David Price

Major League Baseball postseason 2018: Red Sox making another big bet on David Price

Devers was batting sixth and playing third base in place of Eduardo Nunez, who had a fielding error and let a two-run single go by him in Boston's 7-2 loss Saturday night in Game 1.

For the bottom half, it was Astros ageless veteran Justin Verlander doing the same in holding the vaunted Boston attack to just two hits and two runs.

Asking the Red Sox bullpen to navigate five innings against the Astros lineup is looking for trouble. Verlander gave up a hit, walked three, and wild-pitched in a run in the fifth and was lucky to get a call the helped him out of the inning.

Houston Astros center fielder George Springer, right, and shortstop Carlos Correa celebrate their win against the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Boston.

The final score quieted an increasingly nervous crowd of 38,007 at Fenway Park and even though it's just one game, seemingly put the Astros in clear early control.

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Their brilliant performance on defense, unfortunately, was not enough to secure the win. He also chipped in with three catches for 21 yards in the passing game as well.

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There hasn't been a playoff team to simple walk 10 since the 2008 Tampa Bay Devil Rays walked 10 Red Sox in a 9-8 win in Game 2 of the ALCS. Over at WhoWins, they tell us that teams losing the first two games at home in a best-of-seven go on to win the series in question just 11.5 percent of the time. Chris Sale basically said he had nothing.

Josh Reddick and Yuli Gurriel added insurance in the ninth with home runs off Brandon Workman. Overall, I think Sox pitchers gave too much respect to the Astros potent lineup. Most likely Verlander comes out of the game.

Vazquez will start in place of Sandy Leon. What he did bring to the table was bushels of moxie and guile as he somehow, someway, survived four innings and allowed only two runs on one hit. To be able to get out of that inning and keep us tied that was to me, the ballgame. They can be beaten but the Sox need to hit, pitch and defend with stark consistency throughout the series to have a chance at knocking off the champs. Cora insisted that he had faith in Price, and he told the 2012 AL Cy Young victor as much after the Red Sox eliminated the Yankees in the previous round. Benintendi didn't take the lumber off his shoulder for ONE pitch of that fifth-inning at-bat, which was Boston's golden opportunity to shift the momentum in Game 1.

Price, 16-7 in this year's regular season, has two postseason wins in relief in his career.

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